Students from Guntown Middle School had a good showing at the recent regional science fair at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville, where Guntown won the award for top school in its division and had six students qualify for the state science fair.
A total of 34 Guntown students took part in the regional fair. Award winners at the regional level were Haley Johnson, first place in chemistry; Catherine Morrow, first in medicine and health; Dillon Hall, first in physics; Meghan Brown, second in chemistry; Adam Grubbs, second in botany; and Nazar Palykhata, third in microbiology.
Five of the six Guntown students who qualified for the state science fair won awards at that event April 1-2 at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The state winners were Johnson, second place in chemistry; Morrow, second in medicine and health; Grubbs, fifth in botany; Palykhata, fifth in microbiology; and Hall, sixth in physics.